Behind a “Be safe”, “stay safe” or “take care”, there is a person that means well for you. Even as a simple act of courtesy, a “be safe” can show positive attention from the person who’s saying it, so the best way to reply to it is to correspond to those feelings.
What could “be safe” mean?
1. A way to show affection
It could be a way for a protective person to say “I love you”, “I take care about you and your wellbeing”.
2. A sign of concern
When we care about someone, we generally want them to be fine, and some people make efforts to protect their loved ones.
3. Mere courtesy
For some people, saying things such as “be safe” or “take care” is a matter of habit and politeness.
How should I reply to a “be safe”?
1. Thank you!
A terrific way to correspond to someone else’s’ good wishes is stating you appreciate those feelings. A friendly “thank you” is good enough in that situation.
2. I will!
Replying with an “I will” or a “Will do” is another good way to answer. It shows the other person you are listening to them and that you care about them caring about you.
3. You too!
Sometimes a “be safe” could mean “I love you” and “I deeply care about you”.
You can try saying things such as “You take care too” or “Stay safe yourself”.